Category Archives: Northern Arizona

Stumbling

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One of many ancient ruins at Wupatki National Monument, Northern Arizona
 


stumbling over stones
left so many springs ago
no one knows the tale

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Sunday Scribblings 2: “Stumble”
 
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Captured

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Indian Paintbrush, Navajo National Monument, Northern Arizona
 


springtime long ago
captured in a photograph
now the flower fades

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon
 
More Carpe Diem: “Basho’s ‘Has Spring Come’”

Raven

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Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument, Northern Arizona
 


Beyond the forest
a raven on the mountain
blinks, and boulders crack.

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Our World Tuesday
 
More Carpe Diem: “Managua Gunn’s ‘Forest’”

Pretender

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Old advertising sign for sale at an antique store, Sedona, Arizona
 


hued in blue and gold
morning glory pretender
climbing up the wall

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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More Carpe Diem: “Chiyo-Ni’s ‘Morning Glories’”

Listen

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One of many ancient ruins at Wupatki National Monument, Northern Arizona
 


Old ruins tell new stories. Listen!

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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More Six-Word Saturday at Show My Face

Cradling

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Yucca transitioning from blossom to seedpod, Navajo National Monument, Northern Arizona
 


plump seedpod
cradling next summer
in secret

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Macro Monday 2
 
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More Carpe Diem: “Haiku Inspired by Shiki”

After

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Deserted sidewalk café, Sedona, Arizona
 


after the party
not even crumbs for sparrows
or sprinkles for ants

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Ruby Tuesday Too
 
More Haiku Horizons: “Party”

Unknown

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Navajo National Monument, Northern Arizona
 


After storm clouds flee,
how does the crow find its way
in an unknown sky?

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Carpe Diem: “Chiyo-Ni’s ‘In An Unknown Sky’”

Stripped

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Navajo National Monument, Northern Arizona
 


stripped by autumn frost
a lonely sentinel tree
guarding the canyon

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Blue Monday
 
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More Carpe Diem: “Basho’s ‘Autumn Frost’”

Shining

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Desert sunflower (Geraea canescens), Navajo National Monument, Northern Arizona
 


Desert flowers shine in shadowy places.

No one can tell me
why the stones are smudged with smoke
disguised as shadows.

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Shadow Shot Sunday 2
 
More Six-Word Saturday at Show My Face
 
More Carpe Diem: “Shiki’s ‘Smoke Whirls’”

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